My 2 Cents Hey Beverly… I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with you but I am actually writing my semester research paper on this issue (The Media’s Effect on Eating Disorders Among Teenage Girls). Studies that I have read have shown that there is a definite correlation between girls who have eating disorders (be it anoerexia, bulimia, extreme calorie counting, etc.) and the frequency in which they read women’s health and fitness magazines. I personally do not think it’s just the magazines doing this, the girls have to be slightly unstable and insecure in the first place. But I definately think that there is a lot of pressure from magazines, television, movies, etc. for girls to be abnormally thin these days. I don’t know about you but when I see all the movie stars who used to be thin but are now extremely thin I tend to reevaluate the way I look, ya know? It seems like a competition for them to see who can be the skinniest and who can lose the most weight. Something else that bothers me…since we’re ranting lol…is how all of the sudden all these girls like Tara Reid, Jennifer Aniston, etc….are wearing their pants ultra-low and their pelvic bones are showing. Since when is it cool to have clothes hang off of you? No offense to anyone who is thin like that because to tell you the truth I’d probably be wearing it if I could 🙂 And I also understand that some people are naturally thin so this is not directed to them. Finally…and this is kind of funny yet sad at the same time…my sister was telling me about some fashion designer who wanted the girls in his shows so skinny that the clothes hung off of them because he wanted it to look like the clothes were on a hanger!!! Wow…what has the world come to, pretty superficial, eh? Alright – that was my 2 cents. Bye girl!